As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.
Combating Wildlife Trafficking with 21st Century Statecraft
Armed poachers who take advantage of the instability in countries like the Central African Republic undermine a nearly non-existent rule of law and foster cultures of corruption, bribery, and violence that further unravel Africa’s economic boom.
Negotiating East Africa’s Tech Ecosystem
Kenya’s promising tech ecosystem is on the rise. Sparked by a handful of vocal bloggers—and sustained by cheap Internet, ubiquitous cellphones, and new international investment—Kenya is angling to be the next Seoul or San Francisco.
The Economic Promise of the East African Railway
The East African Railway will connect East Africa from Mombasa, Kenya to Bujumbura, Burundi, inaugurating a new age of African infrastructure investment. But will the East African Community be able to overcome the challenges to completing the project?
Volume 38:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available
The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Winter Volume 38:1. The Winter 2014 volume features articles by military leaders, distinguished academics, and innovative policy practitioners in international affairs.